Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, December 31, 2018

Spotlighting Revolutionary War veteran Pvt. William Bell who died in 1801 and is buried at the Greenfield Cemetery in Highland County, Ohio

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year!  

May 2019 be a banner year for cemetery preservation in Ohio!  
Ohio House Bill 168 became law in 2018, and its passage offers additional assistance to obtain grants to help cover extraordinary needs and expenses at a registered cemetery.  More news to come in the next year that will detail the process for applying for a grant.  

Ending 2018 here in a grand way by sharing this "Find A Grave"memorial honoring a veteran who is among those who are the earliest known burials in the State of Ohio.  It was created for Revolutionary War veteran Pvt. William Bell who died in 1801.  Originally he was buried at Greenfield's Old Burying Ground but was later re-interred at the new Greenfield Cemetery.  Private Bell's biography is quite extensive and equally impressive! 
We are indebted to him for his service to America!